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however, temperatures tell the real story. 98 is the high as 05 -- the high so far. 97 tools like 105, and in frederick county, 97 feels like 100 degrees. we are under a heated was 3 for the entire area. the areas in dark red are under an excessive heat watch tomorrow. 97 at bwi thurgood marshall. consider these records broken because we are having air temperatures around 100 and higher. it will feel like 110 and 115 degrees. that makes the transition from a nuisance and an alliance to being downright dangerous. we will have more on what to expect coming up. >> a blown transformer is
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causing traffic problems in d.c.. traffic lights are blinking in many locations. it is not clear if the transformer problem is related to the heat. police officers are responding to major intersections to help direct traffic. >> believe it or not, not everybody is unhappy about the climbing mercury. some say they are enjoying the near record heat. we continue the live coverage. >> believe it or not, people are saying that they are sick and tired of being in the air conditioning inside, so they are trying to enjoy the heat, especially one demographic in particular. >> jumping in and out of sprinklers, playing games on the basketball court, for these kids in columbia heights, more sun means more fun. >> you can play games.
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you can play basketball. you can play soccer. we were inside and we have to sit down. >> we found people over the region that say the hotter the better. >> when i was young, we used to go through weeks of hundred degree weather. >> this mail man did not have a choice about being in the heat today, but says that even if he did, he would be outside. >> i am out here and there is nothing to complain about. >> these two women did have a choice and they opted out of the air-conditioned restaurant to have lunch. >> i am sweating. >> what are you sitting outside? >> why are you sitting outside? -- what are you sitting outside? >> -- why are you sitting
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outside? >> this is something that i have to do. >> other people that we talked to had of water in shade readily available. -- add water in shade readily available. >> in some parts, the whether a hit a lot -- 100 degrees. the temperatures hit 100 degrees. >> this is a chore to get through the day with these temperatures and it could be dangerous. we had three deaths in maryland in the past week. you can see this as a testament to what is going on. we have seen the first group of softball players come out to brave the sun, but the rest of them are staying under the shade
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because it is tough out here. >> i am making sure i do not give anybody a warm one. >> his cooler mix in a popular man -- makes him a popular man. >> i am providing a service on a day like this. >> it feels over 100 in sabrina powell's apartment. >> i actually slept in my car with the car running for about four hours just to stay cool. >> for many, there is no escape. >> it goes on and on. >> we have not had a summer like this in a long time. >> the temperature is eclipsed by the heat index and it made conditions difficult for many. the number of people holding
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umbrellas were venting. >>this broken escalator and is 0 steps only found one taker today. meanwhile, the department of transportation are watching facilities. >> another comment on the bottling of the road, several dozens of incidents where the asphalt and concrete starts to shift, they have been putting together these quick fixes during the day. they give a more permanent solution to the problem, but they will continue to see this and have been morning people and motorcyclists to be careful on the roadways. >> wild weather slammed wisconsin.
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rains triggered a giant sinkhole in milwaukee. it actually swallowed and suvs. the driver was able to get out without serious injuries. the store also triggered incidents in jefferson county where people are still trying to dry out. floodwaters filled basements and more rain is expected today and tomorrow. >> and bonnie is headed towards the gulf of mexico. what could -- what effect could this have on the cleanup of the bp oil spill? >> the site of the oil spill is part of an evacuation effort. work crews are scrambling to pull of a mile of pipe --
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pullout a mile of pie. what will -- puul up a mile of pipe. >> the gulf clean-up is now on hold. >> they are going to put the vehicles out of harm's way so that they can return. >> the storm is expected to make landfall just southwest of new orleans at 6:00 a.m. in the morning. >> the wins will come out of the south east to the east -- the strong winds will come out of the southeast to the east. blooms are being moved inland -- booms are being moved inland. no one is sure what the high wind and waves will do to the oil in the water. it could disperse it. >> sometimes, the increased activity on the surface could actually help india will
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suffocation of the oil. -- help in the annals of vacation -- imulsification of the oil. >> you all for the west -- you all for the best but prepare for the worst. -- you hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. >> the only way to check to make sure the cap has not failed is by satellite or aerial views. coming up, what could cause delays on the bill would tonight. >> hundreds of local teachers could lose their jobs and mornings go up to several hundred others. mornings go up to several hundred others.
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>> an agriculture department employee is weighing her options after being offered a new job. she got a personal phone call and an apology from president obama yesterday. in an exclusive interview, the president said they talked about the things they have in common. >> there were times that i had stereotypes, boast about -- both about blacks and whites. the more you are willing to
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bring those things to the surface, the more you can identify them as being wrong and move beyond them. >> the secretary of agriculture has offered her a new job. she is still thinking it over. >> an alert for drivers, you may want to avoid the interlude of the beltway in alexandria to night. crews are making repairs on telegraph road. only one lane will be open and the rents will also be closed. at the lane closures start at 9:00 p.m. tonight and should in by 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. -- should end by 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. >> coming up, hundreds of teachers lose their jobs and hundreds more are given notice. >> we will also have the latest developments. >> there are too many fireworks.
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how this confrontation led to ejections and a suspension. that is all next in sports. ejections and a suspension. that is all next in sports.
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were fired today due to the poor for four months -- poor performance. this is due to a new evaluation system. we caught up with some parents at an elementary school. >> all they do is lay off, lay off, lay off teachers. >> who is going to teach our kids? >> washington teachers union says that the evaluation system is flawed. the teacher valuations are based on students' academic progress and observations made by teachers during the school year. >> if you have ever dreamed about walking the beach, you can get your foot in the door. a job fair for law enforcement was held at the d.c. armory. the army national guard and police departments set up booths. >> it is a good day to be
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indoors. >> tough weather. tomorrow will be the worst of the stretch. higher temperatures and hires the index values. -- higher heat index bodies. this is in the area of charles county. if you factor the moisture in, it will feel like it is 110 degrees. tomorrow, we could see higher numbers. in this area, it feels like it is 106 and in gaithersburg, it is 95 and it feels like it is 110. 77 was the morning low. the record high set on this day in 1991 when it was 101 degrees and that is about where we will be tomorrow. we are under it heat advisory --
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a heat advisory. these areas are under the excessive heat watch for tomorrow. it was 99 in hagerstown and 101 in richardson. this is the way it actually feels with the heat index. it is based on vapor pressure and all kinds of crazy stuff. this is how it feels outside. 105, 106, 107 degrees. rain and cooler temperatures with thunderstorms to the south. clouds are being suppressed as well. tomorrow, some of the same with the heat index values reaching 110 and 115 at times. the beaches look pretty good tomorrow.
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first, here is our weekend. 100 for the air temperature, round about, all less than a little more. -- a less and a little more. it will be a little bit better in the '90s. the key is that the water temperature is cooler. meanwhile, check out our seven- day forecast. there is a slight chance of a late date shower and on monday, it will be in the low 90s to run most of the week. >> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers, moving you forward. >> i got hot just looking at that forecast. >> do you think the nationals have figured it out? >> the nationals think that they
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have found a sport or they can kickstart the team the rest of the way. the center fielder is on a terror right now. he has stolen four bases over the past week. the coach says he is back to playing the way he was last week. >> this is what we saw last year. he was a catalyst in the ball club. he has been really playing an outstanding center field position. i think that we're seeing the real player. >> he has been pleading with the front office and now the orioles second baseman is getting what he wants. the birds activated him from the disabled list. he has been out all season with a variety of injuries. >> i think that i am ready.
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i have gotten some at bats on both sides of the plate. those are key things to make sure you are getting to that left and right. everything is going well. >> while he is back, one of his teammates will be sitting down. he has been suspended by major league baseball for this confrontation last night with the first base umpire in what was clearly a bad call. later, the pitching coach was thrown out. they ended up losing. i am feeling like that right now.
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this is deep right field. let's take another look at that. that is a great defensive play. the first round choice has a wide receiver becoming the first first-round pick. the hall of fame game is august 8. football season is here already. we are tied for the lead after two rounds in the british open. that is pretty good. it set up an easy task in four yrd. he missed a couple of -- for byrd.
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remember bob euchre? he returns to the broadcast booth for the brewers with your network. -- radio network. >> the house ethics committee has made an unexpected announcement about the fate of new york congressman charlie rangel. we have the political polls. what is the latest? >> the 20 term democrat charged with ethics charges.
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i'm from the gulf coast. my family spends a lot of time here. i have a personal interest in ensuring that we get this job done right. i'm keith seilhan. i'm in charge of bp's clean up on the gulf coast. bp's taken full responsibility for the clean up, and that includes keeping you informed. over 25,000 people are included in the clean up operation. our crews are cleaning the gulf beaches 24/7. we're going to be here as long as it takes to make this right. america needs clean energy, and america needs jobs. wind power can deliver on both - but only if the senate encourages investment by passing a strong renewable electricity standard.
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with a strong res, we can keep 85,000 wind power workers on the job, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, too. jobs that america could really use right now. for american jobs, tell your senators to pass a renewable electricity standard today. >> a bear in caller what of decided it wanted to go for a ride. neighbors called police after hearing a car horn honking for more than 45 minutes. the bear somehow got into the car, closed the door behind him and hit the gear shift. the bear destroyed the entire -- the inside of the car by the time authorities got there. >> i am sure he was ordered to pay for repairs. >> is extremely hot and humid. will have a complete update. >> abc news is coming up next.
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